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Graciously saying "No Thank You"?

So I just posted this in one of my groups, but I think I'd like additional thoughts. A co-worker brought in some leftover cake today from Easter and since I bake a lot he insisted I try it. I did have a small piece but on WW that's still mucho points. Very few of my co-workers know I am following a diet and I don't want to bring it up. Also, I work in a very male orientated environment and frankly none of them need to consider weight loss.
What should I say when the "I'm full" doesn't work and the "I'm diabetic" is an outright lie??

Any suggestions would be helpful.

By the way the diet has been very successful. Today I officially logged a loss of 10% of my body weight! Thanks to everyone at Peer Trainer for aiding me in my success!


Mon. Apr 17, 6:36pm

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Just say you will wrap it up and take it home. Then the following day say you liked it. Its a small white lie.

Monday, April 17, 2006, 7:09 PM

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That does sound like a tricky situation

How about "I'm allergic" - even if it is something that you've eaten before, tell them you've been noticing that sugar gives you migraines or something, and you can't even have a little because it's not worth risking a terrible migraine.

Monday, April 17, 2006, 7:10 PM

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oh just be honest. say no thank you, I'm working really hard at watching what I eat. if they care at all about you they'll get it and not force the issue.

Monday, April 17, 2006, 8:24 PM

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I've done both ways that have been suggested by the above posters. I've explained to coworkers that I'm more comfortable with that I'm trying to watch what I eat. With others, or those whose feeling might be hurt, I've graciously taken whatever calorie packed treat they're offering, and either carried it home for my boyfriend or threw it away later (in an out of the way garbage of course). I feel bad throwing it away, but it's better than using myself as a human garbage-disposal.

Monday, April 17, 2006, 9:46 PM

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I had to turn down a goodie a couple of times before my coworkers figured out that I really wasn't going to eat it (honesty is best policy). Now they don't even ask - what a relief it is! I just told them that I was cutting out all snacking. Didn't have to go into the whole story.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 12:09 AM

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